Sonia Singh, from the island state of Tasmania in Australia, has endeared herself to parents and kids around the world by finding used Bratz fashion dolls and other dolls at second-hand shops and “upcycling” them in a “down- to- earth style” Singh uses nail polish remover and eucalyptus oil to clean the dolls’ faces and remove their thick lipstick, heavy eye shadows and — eek! — even their painted-on eyes. She replaces it all with more child-like, makeup-free features.
The dolls’ high-fashion wardrobes are scrapped in favor of a simpler more decent look with charming, knit outfits crafted by Singh’s mother.
The result: fresh-faced dolls that look more at home on a tire swing than on the runways of Milan.
When she posted a few of her work on her tumblr, other moms started requesting for the dolls after their “make-under” and she currently has an Etsy shop.
To be clear, this doesn’t mean that major doll makers should be running scared: Singh’s sweet little ladies don’t offer much in the way of competition because Singh relies exclusively on existing dolls for her creations and has said she has no plans to become a doll manufacturer. Her dolls sold in seconds!
Watch how she transforms these dolls here
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